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Andrew Mayne

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How would you fight a Yeti in hand to hand combat? Would you attempt to sell your soul to the devil in the interest of science? How can you prepare for a zombie apocalypse? Find out all of this and more every week on the Weird Things podcast, wher...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 20th

Radioactive threats–no Imagine Dragons needed. Handheld solutions to high-tech surveillence at protests. Porch presents! Nuke Mars! Nuke Mars? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: TRON: Legacy Just...Show More

0:00 | Aug 14th

The Groundhogs Day effects of algorithm-based news feeds and being locked in a content cage. Would you sign up for a radical “blue pill” escapism lifestyle? A new competitor in the reusable rocketry game. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com,...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 6th

The page may be shut down, but the Raid Area 51 craze continues. Man crosses English Channel on hoverboard! LightSail has successfully unfurled. Andrew’s Ghost Diver special aired on Friday. How was it shooting the special and could there be a follow...Show More

0:00 | Jul 30th

Andrew’s Shark Week special “Andrew Mayne: Ghost Diver” premieres August 2nd at 9pmET/PT on Discovery. Breaking down the brain-interface technology, Neuralink, which was presented two weeks ago. See the full presentation here. A fiery update on the p...Show More

0:00 | Jul 23rd

Andrew’s Shark Week special “Andrew Mayne: Ghost Diver” premieres August 2nd at 9pm on Discovery. What’s some of the skinny on trying to do magic for sharks? An old TV pitch that the Weird Things boys almost got made. 50 years after the Apollo 11 mis...Show More

0:00 | Jul 16th

Weird news of the week with Bryce, Justin, and Brian–just like it always is! Neuralink is about to finally announce what they do. An infestation in Florida. Naruto running to save ET. A remote island about to lose something small, but interesting. Go...Show More

0:00 | Jul 9th

The Earth shook–twice!! What’s more dangerous: earthquakes or tornados? How dangerous would an extended solar flare be today? SpaceX updates: Raptor engine test and a caught fairing. How much is acceptable cell phone camera image processing? Another ...Show More

0:00 | Jul 2nd

NASA’s going after Thanos with nuclear power. Electric aviation? Could you get a podcast on a floppy disc? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Moss (Oculus Quest) and Strange Angel Justin: Brian a...Show More

0:00 | Jun 25th

World’s greatest rocket launch again…yawn! How much will the world’s biggest airplane sell for? Throw out your clocks! Get scared!!! Why so many UFO sightings lately? The certainty of conspiracy theories. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com,...Show More

0:00 | Jun 18th

Magic tragedy in India. How can you do “risky” things while being appropriately safe and practiced? Preserved and discovered after 40,000 years. Andrew’s got a confession. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Pic...Show More

0:00 | Jun 12th

“Listener” “Arthur” wants to know how to get over anxiety to finish projects, not just start them. How do you monetize a service that gets more expensive as it gets more popular? Fleshing out what Andrew can do with Audiomatic. Send your project ques...Show More

0:00 | Jun 11th

A big loss in aerospace. Protests at Tesla over price shifting. Tourism at the ISS. Space crime in space. A heart-warming story of amputation. With E3 this week, what are gaming trends we can expect? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subj...Show More

0:00 | Jun 4th

See that glimmer in the sky? That’s data! Would you give up a view for better internet? Does Brian want to walk away from his achievements or just other people? What does a world of cordless VR mean for outdoor spaces and grouped VR experiences? Got ...Show More

0:00 | May 27th

It’s a strong time for meat-alternatives with the Beyond Meat IPO and Impossible Whopper. Where is the next step for meat-alternatives? When will it be the norm? Uh-oh, an asteroid is almost going to impact Earth. See more here. Got something weird? ...Show More

0:00 | May 20th

If there was a civilization before humans, how would we know? Where would it be and what signs should we expect? Can we turn a brain back on–and how should we? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: ...Show More

0:00 | May 14th

Andrew’s CONVINCED we’re living in a simulation. Breaking down Blue Origin’s big moon presentation. Home-building innovation coming to places of poverty. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Jeff B...Show More

0:00 | May 7th

An avian conspiracy sparks the question, “what fringe conspiracy theory could you believe?” The Drake equation and how likely we are to be in a simulation universe. A theory of bots consuming content and buying goods. Got something weird? Email neshc...Show More

0:00 | Apr 30th

It was a big week between Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones and we’re here to give our spoiler-filled reactions. Spoilers for each are kept in their respective portions. Avengers: Endgame discussion and spoilers start 2:50. Game of Thrones 803 – ...Show More

0:00 | Apr 23rd

Elon Musk had a bit of a weekend with two explosive news stories. Black hole picture! Black hole picture! Still the western world’s #1 source for goblin news. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: A...Show More

0:00 | Apr 16th

It’s tax day. What would a future with minimum basic income do to deal with taxes in a world of abundance? A case for Brick and Bri Bri. Wooly mammoths back to life (kinda)! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” P...Show More

0:00 | Apr 2nd

What’s the worst thing that could happen to a hospital? A bridge and it’s not made of rainbows! America going back to the moon: is the news of a return feasible? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Hopsital foot...Show More

0:00 | Mar 26th

A clean shed mystery. Playing god with critters–would it be okay? Is cloning for service moral? Cloning for food? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Amazon’s Chase credit card and Justin: Deadwoo...Show More

0:00 | Mar 21st

Listener https443 wants to know what our final steps are before publishing. Is it a checklist or just a feeling? How have our social media habits changed as the social landscape has changed? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, sub...Show More

0:00 | Mar 19th

Sit on THIS (gestures to a flag pole). Face mapping and virtual reconstruction is brought to another level. What does it mean to be “live”? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Masters of Scale Jus...Show More

0:00 | Mar 12th

We’re back from SXSW to bring you more weird and wild. Here’s an idea: we kill Brian–just for a bit. The moon quite a dry drink, isn’t it? Let’s go do a 5K. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: htt...Show More

0:00 | Mar 5th

Andrew got to visit NASA to watch the Dragon Crew Capsule launch. What does this mean for the future of sending humans on American spacecrafts this year? Airplane critters. Can science eke out if non-conformity is conformist? Got something weird? Ema...Show More

0:00 | Feb 26th

Death! The stench of death in Brazil! BAM ZOOM SpaceX to the moon and other space updates. Check out Andrew’s new tool for podcasters, PodcastLink.com Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: The Expan...Show More

0:00 | Feb 19th

OpenAI reveals a new artificial intelligence to generate news articles. We can see technology synthesize impressive new ideas, so how to we brace ourselves? Plus, Lord of the Rings fanfiction! Saying goodbye to one of our watery friends. Got somethin...Show More

0:00 | Feb 12th

Brains in a jar! Hacking life turns out to be a huge exploit. Big news: Mars One is no more. A look back at its troubled history and we pass judgement. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Galaxy Q...Show More

0:00 | Feb 5th

This is an important one: we’re going to solve the world’s unsolved mysteries! Well, at least most of them. Pink squirrels! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: All’s Well: A Night Attack Album Jus...Show More

0:00 | Jan 29th

Planet Nine: is it even a planet? An unauthorized space launch means a heavy fine. Is there something out there or just weather phenomena? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Sliders Justin: Futur...Show More

0:00 | Jan 22nd

The Super Blood Wolf Moon brings out the weird crew! Deep fakes will undoubtedly affect the news landscape in the short term. Are there any solutions now and what could hypothetically solve it? A new type of rain in Brazil. The speed of light is fast...Show More

0:00 | Jan 15th

Fusion energy: if we’re a decade away from widespread use, what does a fusion energy future look like? 5G is definitely on the way. Will telecoms treat users right in a wireless nirvana? GMO foods: the latest illogical craze since flouride in the wat...Show More

0:00 | Jan 9th

Andrew has some choice words for SnapChat. We play: What Am I Poking? Clinging to this mortal coil. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Key and Peele and The Kominsky Method Justin: True Detective...Show More

0:00 | Jan 2nd

It’s a new year and we’re here to talk pedestrian fatalities. Walk and drive safely! 2019 is upon us–how does our present compare to the fictionalized versions of 2019 like Blade Runner and Running Man? Also, drones create holiday hell in England. Go...Show More

0:00 | Dec 24th, 2018

A SpaceX BFR/Starship update. Water-ice on Mars? It’s more likely than you think! When can we put a person on Mars? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Justin: Aquaman...Show More

0:00 | Dec 11th, 2018

Voyager 2 has reached a new point in space! Elon was on 60 Minutes. We’re living in the future and “the mother of all demos” reminds us of how far we’ve come in 50 years. A perfect island vacation! What future tech would you buy for a dollar? Email n...Show More

0:00 | Dec 4th, 2018

An update on gene-edited babies from last week. Machine learning has learned to fold! An adventure in first-class. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Paddington 2 Justin: Doctor Who Brian: Darkne...Show More

0:00 | Nov 27th, 2018

We react live to the NASA Mars InSight landing on Mars! Does anonymity have a place in academic publishing? Preapare to panic: DNA BABIES!!! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Ghost Stories Justi...Show More

0:00 | Nov 20th, 2018

This Monday is a huge date: a landing! Google will let you walk five hundred miles. A case for Big Man and The Other One. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Bodyguard Justin: Preacher Brian: The ...Show More

0:00 | Nov 13th, 2018

Picks: Andrew: Quincy and My Dinner with Herve Brian: Business Wars: The Fantastic Mr. Lee Bryce: Schitt’s Creek Support Weird Things on Patreon Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive Follow us on Facebook Do...Show More

0:00 | Nov 6th, 2018

Biosphere 2 and one man’s attempt to try it out on his own. Oumuamua is back with a vengeance! The late Paul Allen lives on in many ways, including Stratolaunch. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew...Show More

0:00 | Oct 30th, 2018

Austria expands speed limits for electric vehicles. I’ve heard of sex in space, but babies in space?! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Horwarts Justin: Doctor Wh...Show More

0:00 | Oct 23rd, 2018

An investigation into stolen material for crime-fighting duo Sparrow and the Judge. A man fights for his life in a mine. A new AR platform, 6D AI. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Halloween Jus...Show More

0:00 | Oct 16th, 2018

No lie, no joke: a goblin in space. What we know and where it is. Bigfoot spots man. Quantum computers tackling the question of life. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Udemy Justin: First Man Br...Show More

0:00 | Oct 9th, 2018

Glowing clouds over LA! The scary, scary future will be faked and direct to your phone. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: The Simon and Kirby Library: Horror and The Simon and Kirby Library: Sci...Show More

0:00 | Oct 2nd, 2018

NASA is 60 years old today! A look back at its importance and the Space Race. Something washed ashore on this Florida beach. How can technology get smarter (to make us smarter) without being creepy? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subje...Show More

0:00 | Sep 25th, 2018

SpaceX is going hippie-dippie, man. The unveiling of SpaceX’s moon-trip passenger. Red alert: creepy children songs! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: iPhone XS Max Justin: The Good Place Brian:...Show More

0:00 | Sep 18th, 2018

We’re about to find out SpaceX’s first private passenger going on the first trip to the moon in almost 50 years. Who could it be and how big of an impact is this culturally, economically, and scientifically? Volvo has a new concept for a futuristic s...Show More

0:00 | Sep 11th, 2018

It’s our last episode ever! Because aliens are DEFINITELY coming for the end-times! Romance in spite of monkeys. Check out Andrew’s magic podcast, Magic Club. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: C...Show More

0:00 | Aug 28th, 2018

The official Weird Things guide to surviving a no-parachute free-fall. Who dropped the antimatter? The state of terraforming Mars. Brian is the next sci-fi Tom Clancy? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: ...Show More

0:00 | Aug 21st, 2018

New rocket vehicles from Stratolaunch mean new efforts in aircraft-launched payloads. An inflatable protrusion in the night sky. Wanna buy a hat? No After Things this week–it will return next week! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subjec...Show More

0:00 | Aug 14th, 2018

Animal parks are dangerous–just listen to this! What we thought was a brown dwarf may actually be an exoplanet. Plus, an update on the Space Force and Andrew’s impressions on his new Tesla 3. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line...Show More

0:00 | Aug 7th, 2018

The second half of this episode talks about visual technologies, so consider watching along with this video archive once we start talking about Childish Gambino or follow along with the video links below. Grainy footage from Canada has us asking “IS ...Show More

0:00 | Jul 31st, 2018

What will media look like in the future: an evolution on current tech or brand new innovations? Looking backwards and looking forwards. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: The Attention Merchants ...Show More

0:00 | Jul 24th, 2018

That classic Weird Things game: “Spiders, Snakes, or whaaaat??” Brian made a big damn mistake buying that property when he could have bought THIS! Fireworks? Pshaw! Mission Quest: The boys have launched their own para-military force to take out the B...Show More

0:00 | Jul 17th, 2018

Computers can replace blue-collar work, but what about fashion design? New footage of Magic Leap AR is…well… Mission Quest: A Del Taco has blown up and the boys need to find a way to tell the world about a deadly “black comet.” Got something weird? E...Show More

0:00 | Jul 10th, 2018

A tight squeeze. The myth of “funding your passion.” The dinosaur menace is coming! Can we contain it? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: America! Justin: Philips Hue Bryce: Grand Theft Auto Onli...Show More

0:00 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Tesla hit a production milestone. The outer space connection to cruise ships. A lengthy conversation on universal basic income. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Commanding Heights and Free to C...Show More

0:00 | Jun 26th, 2018

Andrew and Justin are joined by Jonathan Madajian, lab coordinator of the UCSB Experimental Cosmology Group, to talk about the awe-inspiring science behind using lasers to propel objects into space and deflect asteroids. Got something weird? Email ne...Show More

0:00 | Jun 19th, 2018

A US Space Force has just been announced. What does that look like and who are the other actors in play? Chicago may see a Musk-funded loop from O’Hare to downtown. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: And...Show More

0:00 | Jun 5th, 2018

Shocking discovery of a time-traveler! Andrew’s “run-in” with a major news story. AI’s fighting with each other…for good! Virtual selves? A new journey begins: Mission Quest! A life-changing encounter in Del Taco. Got something weird? Email neshcom@g...Show More

0:00 | May 29th, 2018

It’s a mysterious creature sighting–Sinclaire and Sherbert are on the case! Hybridization and species similarities. AI: it’s not perfect! Here’s the article Andrew referenced. How Facebook and YouTube will need to wield machine learning in the near-f...Show More

0:00 | May 22nd, 2018

A new real-world test of the EM drive and some answers. An update on the Boring Company and its plan to add more mass-transit to LA. Concerns and questions, but it’s still early. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Thing...Show More

0:00 | May 15th, 2018

Andrew talks a little about his murky secret project. Hanna-Barbera-AI. SpaceX makes us yawn. Drag-and-drop machine learning? A real Google secretary–what are the implications of more adanced robo-calls? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, ...Show More

0:00 | May 9th, 2018

Android Mayne is back from Hell/Atlantis/the North Pole. VR is now cheap and wireless. Is the race over? Andrew’s impressions of the Oculus GO. Is there a brewing public backlash against the hyper-rich? #JourneyQuest: The boys have a sneaky plan to f...Show More

0:00 | May 1st, 2018

Get your insurance and swap info. Machine learning is able to synthesize content, but how can it be reigned in? Blue Origin and Virgin Hyperloop One make moves. Plus, breaking down an…interesting idea for restaurant innovation. Yeah, let’s call it “i...Show More

0:00 | Apr 24th, 2018

It’s chuckles galore as we discover a new input device. Plus, a new partnership in virtual sightseeing, a frightening farm, plus SNAKES! No After Things this week–it will return next week! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “W...Show More

0:00 | Apr 17th, 2018

A new way to destroy your corpse. Milk: How It Gets Made. Imagine a universal language. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: Atlanta Brian: Lost in Space Bryce: Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Subs...Show More

0:00 | Apr 11th, 2018

Andrew’s back and ready to bring the weird. Elon showed off his big new tool. Vindication in the SpaceX Zuma story–who was really at fault? Learning styles: fact or fiction? Can you listen and read and pat your stomach at the same time? #JourneyQuest...Show More

0:00 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Artificial intelligence is getting mad. How could AI affect sports and the arts? Plus, the ocean’s space graveyard. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: The Death of Stalin Brian: The Zen Diaries o...Show More

0:00 | Mar 27th, 2018

Skiing on Mars, a new man-made rocket, and time crystals. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: The Real Making of the President Brian: Enlightenment Now Bryce: Sakanaction – sakanaction (now on Spo...Show More

0:00 | Mar 20th, 2018

Andrew’s still on location, but we explore tech for mad hops, the possibility of a multiverse, and a difficult moral dilemma. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Brian: C...Show More

0:00 | Mar 13th, 2018

Hidden treasure in a death pit. Your favorite investigative duo is back with their trademark catch phrase! We stopped dreaming…about UFOs. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: Chris Rock: Tamborine...Show More

0:00 | Mar 6th, 2018

How cautious should we be of increasing AI functionality? Is the doomsaying justified? Predictions on early nasty AI. Cow products minus cows! Nanotech means we can finally get our ten-thousand hugs. #JourneyQuest: It seems Bryce Dave’d himself alrea...Show More

0:00 | Feb 27th, 2018

Is a merging of technology the solution to hyper-immersion? The miniaturization of tech. Real-life rocket trebuchets. #JourneyQuest: Finally in Bryce Vegas, the boys are going to try to Dave Good Bryce as leader of Bryce Vegas or blow it all up. Eith...Show More

0:00 | Feb 20th, 2018

The machines are learning!!! Could we handle an electronics-destroying catastrophe? The next frontier of mining: below the sea? #JourneyQuest: One failed PR stunt later, the boys make their way to Bryce Vegas and don’t even get distracted a lot at al...Show More

0:00 | Feb 13th, 2018

Andrew’s back from the Falcon Heavy launch to gush about the experience and distribute the appropriate amount of shame. Brian brings a conspiracy theory. What’s the next steps for all the various space players including Blue Origin and the Internatio...Show More

0:00 | Feb 6th, 2018

A new vector in fire-starting. A grotesque moral and ethical dilemma from a century ago. The 5 second rule of infectious disease. With Weird Things producer Bryce Castillo. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Pi...Show More

0:00 | Jan 30th, 2018

Falcon Heavy launches in just over a week. The boys take bets on how explode-y it gets! Space disco balls. #JourneyQuest: With Replicant Bryce in tow, the boys arrive in Bryce Vegas to “Dave” Evil Bryce. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, ...Show More

0:00 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Andrew’s up for an award…how weird? Cryogenics: wake me up inside or can’t wake up? How long would you want to be cryogenically suspended? Could you recreate Brian without his body? #JourneyQuest: Will the boys take up this atomic task? And could the...Show More

0:00 | Jan 16th, 2018

Justin’s back with stories from Japan. Of course the hottest story from CES is…! What the what happened to SpaceX’s secretive launch of Zuma? Government conspiracy or aerospace foible? #JourneyQuest: Their first wrestling victory successfully behind ...Show More

0:00 | Jan 9th, 2018

Can you manufacture luck? Walk and talk with this ghoulish sighting. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: The Orville and Runaways Brian: Darknet Diaries podcast Bryce: BKORPP podcast Subscribe to ...Show More

0:00 | Dec 19th, 2017

The adventures of Lance Boyle, Gal Gadot in a way you’ve never seen her, and ultimate control over monkeys. With Weird Things producer Bryce Castillo. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: Star Wars...Show More

0:00 | Dec 12th, 2017

NASA Googled for new planets. Scenario: The Bri-ocs versus the Justin-ons in the history of space war…on Earth! #JourneyQuest: The boys’s first wrestling match starts! Do they throw the fight? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject lin...Show More

0:00 | Dec 5th, 2017

Driving through in Mars’s orbit…it’s just a hop(s) away! #JourneyQuest: The guys are signed as…wrestlers?! Now, they’re finally “leaving” “Texas” towards “Bryce Vegas.” Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Want t...Show More

0:00 | Nov 28th, 2017

The slow acceptance of voice assistants. BOOM! The relatively unknown causes of lightning. #JourneyQuest will return next week when Justin is back from vacation. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew...Show More

0:00 | Nov 21st, 2017

What’s the best way to live forever? Probably not a cloud of killbots! We’ve got a car that could out-race them though. #JourneyQuest: Justin’s mind-controlled, Brian’s been cloned, and there’s yet another competitor to the arena. Got something weird...Show More

0:00 | Nov 14th, 2017

A new, unknown type of zombie. Keep on truckin’! #JourneyQuest: Brian and Justin almost murdered the Golden Emperor and Brian’s ding-dong is still shot off. Can they eliminate this foppish fascist in the arena? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmai...Show More

0:00 | Nov 7th, 2017

What tech are you most excited for? A look at a possible world 10 years from now. The next big mascots are…you! #JourneyQuest returns next week when the boys aren’t sick! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Pick...Show More

0:00 | Oct 31st, 2017

A visitor from outside the solar system. Mar does its own #TheDress. Tube life, bruh. #JourneyQuest: Having defeated the kid mayor, the boys make their way to the golden emperor. new schnitzel who dis. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, su...Show More

0:00 | Oct 24th, 2017

Gates of Hell found? Hyperloop takes another step forward in Maryland. Bigfoot’s gotta eat, right? #JourneyQuest: Brian’s sworn to protect a town from marauders and Justin’s position is unknown. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject l...Show More

0:00 | Oct 17th, 2017

Did your gravity feel weird? Transportation of the future: what’s the smart bet in the next 20 years? #JourneyQuest returns next week! With Weird Things producer Bryce Castillo. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things...Show More

0:00 | Oct 12th, 2017

Certain footage of ghosts! See the video here. #JourneyQuest: Brian and his monkey army have rolled into a desert town. Follow the power trip! Catch our spoiler-filled Blade Runner 2049 discussion on the After Things podcast. Got something weird? Ema...Show More

0:00 | Oct 3rd, 2017

SpaceX announces the BFR, new timeline to Mars, and one more thing… #JourneyQuest continues next week! Check out Andrew’s new book, The Naturalist, now in paperback and Audible. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things...Show More

0:00 | Sep 27th, 2017

Con crud kills. We’ll see more of the Raptor engine tomorrow. Goblins!…?! #JourneyQuest: Justin goes shopping and Brian leads his pack of chimps. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: AirPods Justin...Show More

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2017

Spiro and the Fudge are on the case! What is this mysterious letter? Now a slightly-darker-black planet! Poop for brains. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: What Happened Brian: The Naturalist an...Show More

0:00 | Sep 12th, 2017

The colonizing Mars vs. Venus debate heats up. AI can play video games, but could it make them? #JourneyQuest: Aboard the Hindenburg X, will Brian and Justin help out the mysterious forces aboard? Get Andrew’s new book, The Naturalist, for free this ...Show More

0:00 | Sep 6th, 2017

A new record in space. A new K-9 division? #JourneyQuest returns next week! Get Andrew’s new book, The Naturalist, for free this month if you have Prime! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: The Naturalist...Show More

0:00 | Aug 29th, 2017

It’s a Weird Things beach party! What are some things we believe, but can’t prove? #JourneyQuest: The mysterious motorcyclist is revealed and a new threat looms. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew...Show More

0:00 | Aug 26th, 2017

Andrew and Brian have huge eclipse stories (and Justin is here too). Plus, a Musk round-up: a launch we missed, spacesuit we love, and a tunnel we dig. #JourneyQuest: Brian, finished with his cry, tries to escape Ugg in quarter 2. Can he reunite with...Show More

0:00 | Aug 15th, 2017

Andrew freaked himself out. What the eclipse can tell us about flat earthers. #JourneyQuest: Back to Justin, politely trying to escape from the underground amusement park attraction. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird T...Show More

0:00 | Aug 8th, 2017

Things that go thump in the attic. What is sentience and how big do you have to be to have it? A quick dive into consciousness and the Chinese Room #JourneyQuest: Back to the dinosaur-saddled Brian trying to break out of Ugg. Got something weird? Ema...Show More

0:00 | Aug 1st, 2017

Is Jupiter even real? Social and public equilibrium. Crafting the perfect pyramid/aliens survey. Vote on the survey here. Check out Justin’s new game, Action News. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Just...Show More

0:00 | Jul 25th, 2017

What would the impact be of a proper US Space Corps? The Elon Musk infrastructure of the future. #JourneyQuest: Justin is in the very slow clutches of Molesting Sloth. What mysteries does his domicile hold? Check out Justin’s new game, Action News. G...Show More

0:00 | Jul 18th, 2017

Badass Bezos. When will consumers be able to go into space? Brian’s latest drone encounter. #JourneyQuest: We’re back with Brian on the battlefield of Ugg. Check out Justin’s new game, Action News. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subjec...Show More

0:00 | Jul 11th, 2017

Who’s this adorable bugger? nomnomnom. You got your human in my neaderthal! #JourneyQuest: As Ugg approaches Brian, we follow Justin as he traverses the dangerous forest. Check out Justin’s new game, Action News. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gm...Show More

0:00 | Jul 6th, 2017

Just a friendly hot air balloon ride. The machine learning future. Is extraterrestrial life a danger? Could we be in a simulation? Is AI a plausible threat? The intersection of religion and philosophy. #JourneyQuest returns next week! Check out Justi...Show More

0:00 | Jun 27th, 2017

Celebrities: they find lights in the sky just like us! Also, PANIC PANIC EVERYBODY PANIC. #JourneyQuest: The game of Ugg is afoot. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Starring Adam West Justin: Wr...Show More

0:00 | Jun 20th, 2017

Finally, a pop-up you won’t hate. Twinsies! #JourneyQuest: Captured in an unknown jungle, the boys are interrogated by a tribal leader. Check out Scam School on Science Channel June 24th, 8amET/5amPT. Set your DVR! Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject li...Show More

0:00 | Jun 13th, 2017

What’s hunting Andrew in his own backyard? It’s E3 time–are we in the future yet? #JourneyQuest: We’re on the TRAIN TRACKS TO HELL. Wonder Woman spoilers 1:19:18 to end. Check out Scam School on Science Channel June 24th, 8amET/5amPT. Set your DVR! G...Show More

0:00 | Jun 6th, 2017

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a superhero! No, it’s a plane! Living off-planet in a new way. The always-listening assistants in your home and pocket. Apple put its chips in AR. #JourneyQuest: Bryce is on their heels! Will our simian conductor...Show More

0:00 | May 30th, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Goblin photo! Very tiny things. We’re whalers on the moon. #JourneyQuest: Justin and the saved Brian are now on the hunt for the Black Canyon and meet a huge new foe. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Th...Show More

0:00 | May 23rd, 2017

More dimming in the sky. Are we on the verge of finding a Dyson sphere? How scared of a Dyson sphere society shoult we be? Other ways dark matter might manifest itself. #JourneyQuest: Justin’s on a quest(?) to the future to save(?) Brian(?). Got some...Show More

0:00 | May 16th, 2017

We take a quick vacation to the islands. An unexpected da Vinci instrument. It probably stinks. What’s Elon Musk Up To This Week? #JourneyQuest: What does Brian’s bloodlust mean for the guys? Spoiler-y Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 discussion 01:03:...Show More

0:00 | May 9th, 2017

Double-barreled ghost stories today. What is the real truth? Running the blade on a new trailer. What would we do to independent robotoids? #JourneyQuest: Hitler/Matthew McConaughey is setting up some big meetings. Got something weird? Email neshcom@...Show More

0:00 | May 3rd, 2017

The Weird Things Famous Photo Quiz! Elon Musk detailed his new underground plan, The Boring Company. Containers: Uber for stuff? #JourneyQuest: Who are these two “unknown” figures? Can the boys save millions of lives? Got something weird? Email neshc...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 25th, 2017

Is this VR kit innovative or short-sighted? Why do we obsess over hairlines? Maybe the future of VR is neural lace. #JourneyQuest is BACK! Any last words? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Apple...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 18th, 2017

A blast from the past. New developments in asteroid mining. Bigfoot very clearly spotted! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Video 1 and video 2. Picks: Andrew: Thor Ragnarok trailer Justin: Fantastic Beasts an...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 11th, 2017

Andrew’s off in heaven again. This compound in Austin could be yours! Raised by what?! #JourneyQuest will return with Andrew. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: The Americans Brian: Legion Bryce:...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 5th, 2017

Brian caught in an unusual storm. Ants v. Spiders v. Humans: who wins? How cheap will space tourism be in 20 years? With Bryce Castillo. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: Sing Street Brian: OJ: ...Show More
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0:00 | Mar 29th, 2017

Brian’s beach-side encounter. Robo-humanity: is it humanity at all? An anomaly below antarctica! #JourneyQuest returns next week! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: The Expanse Justin: Mike and D...Show More
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0:00 | Mar 21st, 2017

Just a jaunty trip to Europe. Just a jaunty trip to the roundup. Is having babies ethical in an environment of global warming? #JourneyQuest: The boys are on the verge of a death sentence. Chopping block approaching fast, what are the boys last words...Show More
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0:00 | Mar 14th, 2017

Lasers: contrails of deep space? Grenade stories! Logan spoilers 46:29 to end. Check out Andrew’s new magic podcast, Magic Club. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Kong: Skull Island All: Logan S...Show More
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0:00 | Mar 7th, 2017

An interruption on the footie pitch. Blue Origin promises moon settlements. LOL to international assassination. Hostage hotel. #JourneyQuest: Brian’s tried to sell-out the kingdom. What fate befalls the boys? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail....Show More
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0:00 | Feb 28th, 2017

Brian’s got LEGO Batman problems. How could we get to NASA’s newly announced habitable planets? What sort of time travel torture would we subject ourselves to? What are the forbidden topics in science? SpaceX’s surprise moon announcement and what tha...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 21st, 2017

Earth’s hidden Bermuda Triangle. EMP: a looming danger? Security concerns vis a vis respect for the President. #JourneyQuest: The boys concoct weapons and wage medieval war. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” P...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 14th, 2017

Phenomena of the human brain. The very accurate history of medical suturing. Community discussion in the internet age. What could be done? #JourneyQuest: What is the fate of the duke? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird ...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 7th, 2017

An infestation in Texas. Speed reading: fact or fiction? Space mutineers! #JourneyQuest: The boys stepped into that “time machine.” Where–or when–do they end up? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 29th, 2017

A southern-fried sighting! Imagine: a vast underground transportation system. Killer mice! #JourneyQuest: The boys’ collars are starting to beep. This is not good. Check out Andrew’s new book Orbital: Station Breaker II. Got something weird? Email ne...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 23rd, 2017

New prez, new missions to Mars? What stances will a new administration take on NASA and deep-space exploration? Making waves on Venus. #JourneyQuest: The boys storm Diamondcity! Check out Andrew’s new book Orbital: Station Breaker II. Got something w...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 18th, 2017

SpaceX launched their iridium-1 rocket and landed the booster. The unknown industries to be grown out of cheaper space travel. Dr. Blindman and Prof. What…? tackle a space mystery. #JourneyQuest: The buys are tasked with a new mission: war. Check out...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 9th, 2017

Two mysteries for Spiro and The Fudge. Where did this wreckage go and WHAT IS THAT?! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Check out Andrew’s new magic trick on his mailing list Justin: Portlandia B...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 2nd, 2017

It’s 2017! How close are we to Blade Runner’s vision of 2019 and how far have we come from the predictions of the 90′s? Lasers at the Nothern Lights? We don’t understand the universe. #JourneyQuest: Brian and Justin are in a prison cell with a myster...Show More
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0:00 | Dec 19th, 2016

Elon Musk is just so boring! Has Magic Leap jumped the shark. What VR/AR tech will succeed? (No Rogue One spoilers) With Weird Things producer Bryce Castillo ( http://twitter.com/brycas ). Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “W...Show More
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0:00 | Dec 12th, 2016

Seriously, we’re not talking about Rogue One at all! How could the technology of Star Wars come to life? Holograms, landspeeders, FTL, The Force, and more. #JourneyQuest: Brian and Justin face off in the Diamond Dome and the identity of mysterious Ca...Show More
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0:00 | Dec 5th, 2016

Weird Things! In! Space! A worrying new study about facial recognition and AI capabilities. #JourneyQuest: Two men enter Diamond Town. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: The NeverEnding Story Jus...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 28th, 2016

Yeti in Russia? Correction: We don’t know our quantum mechanics as well as we thought. Robots: Will they take all our jerbs? #JourneyQuest: Brian and JuRY are reunited and continue their mission. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject ...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 21st, 2016

Breaking goblin news! The verdict on that leaked EmDrive paper. Is it worthy of peer-review? You can help NASA cut costs! #JourneyQuest: Brian ate the sub, now he’ll pay the price! Spoiler discussion of Arrival 1:08:38 to end. Got something weird? Em...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 14th, 2016

EmDrive Time! Do new results show potential or pixie dust? Want a free copy of Andrew’s “How to Make Money on Mars?” Email andrew@andrewmayne.com for free copy! Dr. Spiro and The Fudge M.D. #JourneyQuest: With Brian found alive, how will Justin escap...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 7th, 2016

What portions of our biology are quantum? Send in your parallel dream experiences to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Strange sounds in Canada. #JourneyQuest: Brian’s dead(?!) and what will become of Justin in the hands of the men in b...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 31st, 2016

Potty Things. Star talk: are we getting signals from aliens? Is the Prime Directive moral? #JourneyQuest: The helicopters are coming! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Goosebumps and Westworld J...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 24th, 2016

Strength in numbers. The solar twist. Mars has a new beauty mark. #JourneyQuest: Blood-letting and sick kids. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Amazon Echo Dot Justin: Westworld Brian: Black Mir...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 19th, 2016

The guys take a little underwater dive and develop a new business idea. A strange red object. #JourneyQuest: Will the boys survive using the Evel Knievel rocket to save the refugees? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird T...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 10th, 2016

Remembering a tragic shipwreck. Archive of 999 calls reveals weird all over England! #JourneyQuest is back! The boys, now sober, are held at gunpoint! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: The Man W...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 3rd, 2016

SpaceX unveiled their Mars travel framework. What was announced, what does this tech mean, and what’s the criticism? #JourneyQuest will return next episode! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Spa...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 26th, 2016

SpaceX thinks they’ve solved the mystery of the exploding rocket. Our predictions for what Elon Musk will announce as his Mars colonization play this Tuesday. #JourneyQuest: What’s inside that creepy cave? It’s #VisionQuest! Got something weird? Emai...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 21st, 2016

Blue Origin’s new rocket is heating up the rocket wars! It’s ITS. What is ITS? #JourneyQuest: The guys have crashed the van. Can they escape the Salvation marauders? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Pick: New...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 12th, 2016

SpaceX is stumped. We’re here to help. Your Tesla will NEVER hit a UFO! Pittsburgh riders will be able to get driverless Ubers. This time on #JourneyQuest: Can Justin save Brian from Salvation? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject li...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 8th, 2016

Yowie sighting! An exciting round of Real, Not Real, or Better Safe Than Sorry. #JourneyQuest: What does Brian do at the reins of a wasteland town? Check out the Stranger Path beta here: https://soundcloud.com/andrewmayne/darkerpath-episode-zero . Go...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 29th, 2016

Kidnapped by goblins! Right? What sort of life could be found on Proxima Centauri B? Brian gets captured in this edition of Journey Quest! Light Mr. Robot spoilers (1:00:07-1:04:26) Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Th...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 23rd, 2016

SpaceX is publicly erect. What’s the future of the Olympics with the virutalization of sports? Journey Quest update! Justin is left in the van. Can Justin trust a new person? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” ...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 15th, 2016

Andrew and Justin are joined by Weird Things producer Bryce Castillo. At what point do SpaceX launches lose their luster? Special plague scenario: Bryce is in hot water in Nashville! Like the plague roleplay? Let us know on Twitter: @AndrewMayne @Jus...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 10th, 2016

Pupdate: Ancient Siberian Edition! Hacking Tesla autopilot. Plus, another installment of the plague world scenario. Was it a real baby? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” (No After Things this week!) Picks: And...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 2nd, 2016

Tesla unveils the Gigafactory. What does that mean for rare-earth metals? Part 3 of the viral outbreak/road-trip scenario! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Stre...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 25th, 2016

We were right about goblins! Part two of the plague/road trip scenario. The next phase of Tesla’s future is laid out. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Stranger Things Justin: BitTorrent News on...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 18th, 2016

Scenario: a plague sweeps the nation! What do the boys do? (Part 1). The social phenomena of Pokemon Go. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: The Victorian Internet Justin: How to Fail at Almost Ev...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 11th, 2016

Tesla and the word “beta.” Germany isn’t a fan of it! Probing the newly popular corner of “social eating.” With Bryce Castillo. Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin & Brian: Mr. Robot Bryce: Monster Factory and ThatSoun...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 4th, 2016

Danger at a family gathering! A tragic loss surrounding self-driving technology. Juno is returning from Jupiter this Monday. Got something weird or feedback? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picture from the end of Brian’s scenar...Show More
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0:00 | Jun 27th, 2016

What if humanity disappeared around you? How would you design the world government of the future? Got something weird or feedback? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Mr. Robot Brian: Documentary Now! Subscribe to the...Show More
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0:00 | Jun 20th, 2016

How deep could you go? The beautiful effects of an underwater thriller. A hot monkey’s paw. Got something weird or feedback? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” The Abyss behind the scenes video. Picks: Andrew: Back to the Future an...Show More
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0:00 | Jun 13th, 2016

Take to the skies and troublemakers around the world. Got something weird or feedback? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: XY37 Travel Jacket Brian: Voltron: Legendary Defender Justin: Patreon Subscribe to the Weird T...Show More
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0:00 | Jun 6th, 2016

The origins of agriculture…even older than we thought? Terraforming the moon! Not-so-free will. Got something weird or feedback? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: iPad Pro Brian: You Are Two – CGP Grey Justin: Pop S...Show More
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0:00 | May 30th, 2016

Great flood and mysterious vials. Where’s the amateur footage? A follow-up on the HTC Vive. Got something weird or feedback? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: What’s inside the box? Brian: Smarter Faster Better Just...Show More
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0:00 | May 23rd, 2016

There’s a WHAT on this plane??? Brian and Justin give their in-depth impressions of the HTC Vive. Plus, we’re joined by Peter Wacks. Got something weird or feedback? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Google Slides B...Show More
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0:00 | May 16th, 2016

A mysterious storage unit means murder…and MYSTERY! And more of YOUR devious “ghost” stories. Email your thoughts on cloning and ghost pranks to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Ant-Man Brian: Spaceteam Justin: Dana Carv...Show More
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0:00 | May 9th, 2016

Do you believe in life after life? And your creepy stories! Captain America: Civil War spoilers start at 51:10. Email your thoughts on reanimation and gas-lighting to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Pick: Captain America: Civil War Su...Show More
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0:00 | May 2nd, 2016

23andSwitched. Do you have as many best friends as you think you do? Mark your calendars: 2018! Email your ghost stories to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Brian: Edge of Tomorrow Justin: Silicon Valley Andrew: Daredevil Subscr...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 25th, 2016

Quality time out fishin’ You can throw a party in the apocalypse! Panic is infectious. Send your ghost pics to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things” Picks: Brian: Constraint-free society links Justin: LEMONADE – Beyonce Andrew: Elon Musk Sub...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 18th, 2016

Probing Alpha Centauri…with lasers? We found Nessy! Yes!! Only days left to pick your price for tons of great sci-fi stories at http://bit.ly/humblescience Picks: Brian: Freakonomics on guaranteed basic income and The Diamond Age Justin: The Run of H...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 11th, 2016

Sci-fi author Jody Lynn Nye joins the show this week. SpaceX stuck the landing! What does the evolving scientific landscape mean for speculative fiction? A pair of Yeti Tales! Pick your price for tons of great sci-fi stories from Jody, Andrew, and ma...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 4th, 2016

Blue Origin’s “New Shepard” launch-and-land rocket. Tesla’s Model 3 was announced. How does it fare in the EV landscape? Picks: Brian: Fallout 4 Justin: Documentary Now! Andrew: Andrew’s new book: The Cure for Writer’s Block and The Room 3 Subscribe ...Show More
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0:00 | Mar 28th, 2016

The Ai are taking over! Do we need a human touch? Justin tried the HTC Vive–his verdict? Picks: Brian: Gentleman Bastard series Justin: Daredevil S2 Andrew: Pee-wee’s Big Holiday Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episod...Show More
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0:00 | Mar 22nd, 2016

Andrew is out this week, but Brian and Justin are joined by WT producer Bryce Castillo. The supposed fracture between Alphabet and Boston Dynamics inspires an entire episode on a future populated with robots and drones. After Things will return next ...Show More
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0:00 | Mar 14th, 2016

Owen JJ Stone joins the show! Check out his site IQMZ.com. What’s this creature that washed up in Mexico? Teacup apex predators. Picks: Andrew: The Godfather Epic on HBO Brian: 10 Cloverfield Lane Justin: 10 Cloverfield Lane Owen: Zootopia Subscribe ...Show More
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0:00 | Mar 7th, 2016

Illeana Douglas joins us to get weird! Bigfoot sighting in Utah! A mystery ring in Brian’s backyard. Check out Illeana’s book “I Blame Dennis Hopper” on Amazon. Picks: Andrew: Creed Brian: House of Cards and Great Minds Justin: Action Subscribe to th...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 29th, 2016

The strange case of taxi drivers in Japan. What if space…was cheaper? Picks: Andrew: The Martian Brian: The Lies of Locke Lamora Justin: Master of None Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive After Things has ...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 22nd, 2016

Station Breaker launches Monday. Get it! Going to space…with light! Fusion power talk! NASA360 video. Bussard Google Talk. Picks: Andrew: Station Breaker, Galaxy Quest, and Black Mirror Brian: The Bet Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes P...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 15th, 2016

JF Dubeau, author of Sword & Laser selection “The Life Engineered,” joins us! AI and machine learning: should we fear it? Could you encode messages in the newly discovered gravitational waves? Stay tuned to the end to find out how to win a free copy ...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 8th, 2016

HoloLens hits the Super Bowl. The Weird Things Exotic Adventurers Club Gala. What’s on the menu? A new Indian Bus Driver Report Picks: Andrew: Floating to Space and The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Justin: American Crime Story: The People vs O...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 4th, 2016

RIP Marvin Minsky. The smartitude of admitting you’re dumb. SpaceX’s Hyperloop competition. Does Flat-Earth fall flat? What’s your guilty pleasure conspiracy? Picks: Andrew: The Tripods book series and TV series Justin: The Party Decides Brian: Surel...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 25th, 2016

Planet X gon give it to ya. Blue Origin reduces, reuses, recycles. More goblins…? Picks: Andrew: War of the Worlds and get Andrew’s new book early by signing up to his mailing list Justin: Scott Pilgrim vs the World Brian: Mad Dogs and Discovery VR S...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 19th, 2016

SpaceX launched the Jason-3 and Andrew was there! Excuse me, my face is over here. The case of the missing hand. Picks: Andrew: Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds Justin: Pocket Mortys and The Contender Politically Incorrect Pack Brian: The Expanse Subsc...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 11th, 2016

CES debut of a potentially huge drone innovation. How does government policy intersect driverless transportation? Another thrilling round of “What Is This?” Fargo spoilers (52:09-end) Picks: Andrew: Colossus and Fargo Justin: The Best and the Brighte...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 4th, 2016

Controversy…over the past! Haters…from the past! Eating crow…about the past! Picks: Andrew: Superintelligence Justin: Fargo, season 2 and The Hateful Eight Brian: Chasing the Scream Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Epi...Show More
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0:00 | Dec 28th, 2015

The Boys recap the SpaceX first-stage landing and share their predictions for 2016! Plus, ghost bus and cleaning your butts! Picks: Andrew: Star Wars: Lost Stars and Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon Justin: Portlandia and Fargo Brian: Half in the Bag: S...Show More
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0:00 | Dec 21st, 2015

Macaque on the run! New research company wants to steer AI development to protect mankind. How dangerous can and will AI tech become? Spoilery talk for Kingsman (47:54-50:19) Picks: Andrew: The Expanse Justin: Monument Valley and Kingsman: The Secret...Show More
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0:00 | Dec 15th, 2015

Scenario: Upgrade your truck! News about SpaceX’s Mars Colonial Transporter and BFR. What’s SpaceX’s 2016? Picks: Andrew: BBC’s Space Race Justin: Star Wars: Radio Drama and Attack the Block Brian: The Dark Tower Bonnie: How To Fly A Horse Subscribe ...Show More
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0:00 | Dec 7th, 2015

A new theory for the decades old Kecksburg incident. Scenario: How do you explain these sloppy crop circles? Plus, Holovect! Picks: Brian: Future Crimes Justin: 30 for 30: The Gospel According to Mac Andrew: Rick and Morty Subscribe to the Weird Thin...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 30th, 2015

Chris Taylor is back to talk about that little “Star Wars” franchise. How spoiler culture is shaped from the past and affects our enjoyment of new movies Plus, the space race between Blue Origin and SpaceX heats up. Be sure to pick up Chris’ book, “H...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 23rd, 2015

Dissecting a new essay from Kim Stanley Robinson about generation ships. What are the criticisms of current views on space arks? (Aurora spoiler talk 27:35-33:16) Laugh track! What should be your footprint online and in institutional systems? Kim Sta...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 16th, 2015

Aubrey Sitterson, author of SKALD, joins the show! A mysterious structure discovered underground and underwater Dr. Skald, Beebo,and Whatsit investigate a missing persons report. Can you just litter in space? The science of litter. Check out SKALD at...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 9th, 2015

What was #UFO? Skepticism at work over the years. An update on the state of reusable rocketry. Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive After Things has its own RSS feed. Get the aftershow here: After Things RS...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 2nd, 2015

Spooky sights from space. Choppy waters for Tesla? Spoiler talk about The Martian after picks (56:12 to end) Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive After Things has its own RSS feed. Get the aftershow here: A...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 26th, 2015

Magic Leap is making moves. What does a successful AR/VR device look like? An analysis of the BTTF trilogy. Goblin-mania continues! Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive After Things has its own RSS feed. Ge...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 19th, 2015

A goblin update! Something screwy on Mars. SpaceX will try the Falcon 9 again. Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive After Things has its own RSS feed. Get the aftershow here: After Things RSS feed, After Th...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 12th, 2015

Bryce joins Brian and Justin for a new Weird Things! A big breakthrough in mealworms. How do we scam money out of indigenous peoples? Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive After Things has its own RSS feed. ...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 5th, 2015

Flowing water on Mars. Can we expect life? The Martian discussion (spoilers, 21:17-43:06). A trio of Martian mysteries. Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive After Things has its own RSS feed. Get the afters...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 28th, 2015

Blood Moon mythology! Using nanotechnology to treat diseases. We’ve got a scoop on NASA’s big announcement on Monday. Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive After Things has its own RSS feed. Get the aftersho...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 21st, 2015

Andrew and Justin are joined by Weird Things producer Bryce Castillo. A historic discovery deep underground in South Africa. Slowed developments in NASA’s deep space Orion capsule. Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Epis...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 13th, 2015

Andrew and Brian are joined by Tom Merritt this week as we nuke space. Giant viruses are BACK! Choppy weather on the sun. Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive After Things has its own RSS feed. Get the afte...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 31st, 2015

Human’s resiliency in the face of global catastrophe. A surprise in a Chinese man’s living room. Andrew sends Justin camping! (Agriculture link) Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive After Things has its own...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 24th, 2015

A terrifying chase in Australia! SpaceX? YAWN. Getting old and growing into a cyber-augmented future. Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive After Things has its own RSS feed. Get the aftershow here: After Th...Show More